Real happiness requires less than you think.
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Welcome to the new year, friend! After a holiday filled with love, joy, and gifts (lots and lots of gifts) is your house a mess too? Starting mid-January, our family is committing to doing THIS*— we’re so excited and would love for you to join us.
BUT right now, I’m ready to kickstart the new year with a quick cleanse. How about you?
I am SO excited for the Get Rid of 100 Things Challenge this weekend!
Be sure to get yours involved, too. We’ve been doing these challenges with our girls for years, so the instructions are entirely kid-friendly. I know you will love this playful decluttering approach as much as we do.
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Get Rid of 100 Things Weekend Challenge
I look down at my phone and find myself shaking my head in annoyance. I glare at my husband’s text message, “Let’s do 100 things this weekend.”
We’d recently chatted about an online article where a gentleman decided to lead his life owning only one-hundred things. While the underlying concepts were interesting, I’d expressed how frustrating it is that so many pieces about minimalism are not even remotely family-friendly.
“Sure, 100 things,” I snarkily reply, “Why not?”
But then he proposed a unique plan…
“This weekend, let’s get rid of 100 things.”
This easy challenge uncovered the hidden ways our ‘stuff’ had been weighing us down and helped us realize how much time we waste on caring for (and organizing!) our things. Unbeknownst to us, doing the 100 Things Weekend Challenge was our first step towards an UnBusy Life.
I am SO excited for the Get Rid of 100 Things Weekend Challenge with you. We’ve been doing these challenges with our girls for years, so the instructions are completely kid-friendly. Be sure to get yours involved, too. I know you will love this playful decluttering approach as much as we do!
The truth is, organizing rarely works with kids or (shhh!) partners.
The easiest way to organize your stuff is to get rid of most of it. — Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
Join the 100 Things Weekend Challenge
The 100 Things Weekend Challenge is just right for:
- Families that want to spend less time organizing and more time together
- Parents who feel overwhelmed with all the clutter during the week
- Kids ages 7+ (but tips can be tweaked for younger helpers)
- Anyone who wants to move forward towards an UnBusy Life
Does this sound like you? Then, join our community! It’s going to be a blast.
Don’t worry; no one is going to ask you to donate half of your processions. (Well, my husband might encourage it.)
Connect With Like-Minded Families During The 100 Things Weekend
Before you do any decluttering, be sure to subscribe to our email list for periodic challenges, inspirational emails, and article updates.
Then we’d love if you…
1. Challenge a friend on Facebook! The challenge is more fun when you participate with someone you know. Tag a friend on this Facebook post to challenge them to 100 Things TODAY!
2. Not sure who to ask to do the challenge? Join the Private Facebook Group and participate there with the UnBusy Community. You’ll find great like-minded families sharing tips and ideas.
3. Connect with Becoming UnBusy on Instagram, then search for and follow the #GetRidOf100Things hashtag to see other families participating in the 100 Things Challenge with you this weekend. (Be sure to watch our Stories for updates!)
Resources for the 100 Things Weekend Challenges
The concept is as simple as it sounds, commit to getting rid of one-hundred things this weekend. Here are a few resources to help you with this task!
- FREE PRINTABLE — Get Rid of 100 Things Scorecard
- 5 Ways To ROCK This Decluttering Challenge WITH YOUR KIDS
- 10 Ways Living Uncluttered Will Change Your Life
Your Blue Print to an UnBusy Life
Every family’s version of an UnBusy Life is unique, yet we’ve found there is an underlying blueprint within the stories we’ve heard. An essential step towards Becoming UnBusy is to change your relationship with stuff.
Participating in the 100 Things Weekend Challenge is a significant first step to a lighter, healthier, intentional UnBusy Life. Your home should be this place where you walk in and feel relief and peace; you’re going to feel so much better with those hundred things out of the house this weekend!
We look forward to seeing you share pics in the group and on Instagram. Are you ready??
P.S. Tell us a little bit more about you; we want to make sure that the challenge and our Becoming UnBusy content is helpful to YOU. I’m reaching out with a few questions, so we can gear upcoming articles toward specific topics that will help you and your family.
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